What Good is Looking Well When You're Rotten on the Inside?

Theatre / Tour



Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Circular Road

City/Town: Roscommon / Roscommon

County: Roscommon

Event dates: 22 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

Event Venue: Roscommon Arts Centre

Event time: 8pm

Contact phone: 090 662 5824

Web: https://roscommonartscentre.ie/event/what-good-is-looking-well-when-youre-rotten-on-the-inside/


One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a cassette tape recorder he recorded 15 hours of material: stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire; musings on life, love and death; radio shows with advertisements for products that never existed; and memories of life as a civil servant. Paddy’s granddaughter, Emma O’Grady, later discovered he had written plays, poems and short stories in the 1950s and until now his work has been without an audience. This critically-acclaimed show for all ages is an attempt by someone from one generation to understand the previous one and it is especially for anyone who has held themselves back and not allowed their voice to be heard. It examines the fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them and what we could be instead.